Person    | Male  Born 1730  Died 3/1/1795

Josiah Wedgwood

Master potter. Born in Burslem, Stoke, Staffordshire, into a potters family. Married his cousin, Sally. Childhood smallpox left him with a limp. His inability to operate the potters wheel meant he turned to design and management instead.  It is said he often used his stick to smash items that he felt were not good enough. Contacted the Cherokees Indians to find a source of the whitest possible clay. His London showrooms became a fashionable place to visit. Flaxman, Stubbs and Lady Diana Beauclerk all provided designs for him. Promoter of social reform and active in the fight against the slave trade. Wedgwood is nowadays compared with Henry Ford for his innovative introduction of methods of mass production.

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Josiah Wedgwood

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Josiah Wedgwood

Charming plaque, in the Wedgwood blue pottery style.

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Spirit of Soho Mural

Interesting that Coca Cola are specifically mentioned on the panel but not as...

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Walter Wakley

Walter Wakley

Walter Wakley was born on 4 October 1883 in Clapham, Surrey, the fifth of the eight children of Albert Wakley (1852-1915) and Sophia Wakley née Watson (1855-1923). His birth was registered in the 4...

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Thomas Chippendale, junior

Thomas Chippendale, junior

Born London. Cabinet maker.

Person, Craft / Design

2 memorials
MDM Props

MDM Props

From their website: "MDM works with Artists and Galleries from across the globe, fabricating artworks in a multitude of materials to the highest standards. We work closely with each artist to under...

Group, Craft / Design, Sculpture

5 memorials
AOP, Another Orkney Production

AOP, Another Orkney Production

We know that AOP produced the Jellicoe plaques in c.2017, but apart from that we can find nothing. At a guess - they produce things and they are based in Orkney.

Group, Craft / Design, Scotland

1 memorial
George Tinworth

George Tinworth

Ceramic artist. Born 6 Milk Street, SE5. The whole area has been rebuilt but Milk Street used to run parallel to Red Lion Row, just to the east. From Mapping of Sculpture: "... enrolled at Lambeth...

Person, Art, Craft / Design

4 memorials